Tropical Journal of Medical Research

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115--121

Nail changes in oral lesions: A clue to diagnosis


Tibin K Baby1, G Umesh Chandra Prasad2, S Sunil1 
1 Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
2 Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, K D Dental College, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Tibin K Baby
Department of Oral Maxillofacial Pathology, Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, Kerala
India

Although most nail abnormalities are reactional and nonspecific, some occurs in conjunction with single or multisystem disorders and drug insults which may have associated oral manifestations. Understanding nail changes in oral lesions aids prompt investigations and correct diagnosis. These nail changes are broadly classified into color, structural, and contour nail alterations. This review focuses mainly on oral lesions with clinical nail abnormalities along with brief pathogenesis that is readily recognizable by dental specialists.


How to cite this article:
Baby TK, Prasad G U, Sunil S. Nail changes in oral lesions: A clue to diagnosis.Trop J Med Res 2017;20:115-121


How to cite this URL:
Baby TK, Prasad G U, Sunil S. Nail changes in oral lesions: A clue to diagnosis. Trop J Med Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jan 19 ];20:115-121
Available from: http://www.tjmrjournal.org/article.asp?issn=1119-0388;year=2017;volume=20;issue=2;spage=115;epage=121;aulast=Baby;type=0